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intellect and a prosecutor's drive to countless battles in the senate. president obama came out this afternoon and said that specter was always a fighter from the days of starching out prosecution as a prosecutor in philadelphia and three decades of service in the senate. he was fiercely independent, never putting part or ideology ahead of the people he was chosen to serve. former president george w. bush said he loved our country and served it with integrity for three decades in the united states senate. we appreciate his contributions to america and are grateful for his many years of public service. he died at 11:39 this morning from complications of lymphoma and that the service is going to be on tuesday in penn valley, pennsylvania. he served as a democrat, then a republican, and then a democrat again. he was part of 13 supreme court confirmation hearings and crossed party lines during the robert bork hearing voting against bork which was seen as an important factor in that failed nomination, long before he became pennsylvania's longest serving senator, he was the district a
of years and been hospitalized in the last couple of years. the family confirming that former senator arlen specter has passed away. as soon as we know more about that we will keep you updated. >>> back to politics. there is a whole lot riding on the tuesday night debate between president obama and governor romney. both candidates off the campaign trail now to get into the midst of campaign prep. i'm shannon bream. hour number two w begins with d henry in williamsburg, virginia where the president is. >> reporter: the president's team knows that he has to step it up. the first debate in denver he was widely panned not just by republicans but some of the fellow democrats felt like he didn't show up with the same passion they have seen on the campaign trail and were expecting in the debates. he is holed up here near colonial williamsburg in a resort along the james river. very plush. beautiful weather. not sure he is enjoying too much of it. he is doing a combination of studying, briefing materials of the first debate. something of what paul ryan and mitt romney has said not just in the debat
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